In the history of Indian Judiciary, never before has happened that four Supreme Court Judges came out open in front of the press and raised concerns with respect to the threat to the integrity of the Indian judiciary.
The senior apex court judge was here to attend the eastern regional meet of the state legal services authorities.
Agreeing that the judges" intention was to "bring the muck out of the system, he disapproved of their approach as it would set a new precedent where judges of High Courts and the Supreme Court would start bringing their differences into the public domain.
In it they mentioned instances of cases with "far-reaching consequences for the nation and the institution" that were selectively assigned by the chief justice without rational "basis for such assignment". Loya, who died in December 2014, was presiding over the case relating to the encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, in which BJP President Amit Shah was an accused. It is learnt that Venugopal advised Misra to show restraint and not respond immediately.
However, the Judges declined to elaborate on the Loya case.
They feel there was no occasion for the bench to make any observation with regard to the finalisation of the MoP.
"Another resolution taken was that all PIL matters must be taken by CJI or must be assigned to the collegium of 5 judges". Now this is a scary proposition.
The press conference wasn't simply referring to the INTERNAL MATTERS OF JUDICIARY but external influence by the dark forces that have nearly seized the highest office of the Indian judiciary.
In earlier tweet the former CM said " I have the greatest regard for D Raja Sahib but this move of his to rush to Justice Chelameshwar's House was hasty & ill considered.
Expert generally feel that it's hard to tell whether Friday's events will lead to a stronger Supreme Court or one weakened by a combination of infighting, questionable procedures, and opacity, which the government may use to its purposes. He said the matter should not be politicised. There are mechanism in the Supreme Court to deal with and settle such crisis. Bureaucracy, Media, Election Commission and now Supreme Court.
It is imperative that all political parties, civil liberty organisations and people of the nation at large must hit the streets to demand that the independence of the judiciary be maintained.
He wrapped up by remarking that an independent and impartial judiciary is the hallmark of a good democracy and that for the survival of democracy - the judiciary needs to be safeguarded; its equanimity must be preserved.